Wisconsin's 8th Congressional District
Get Wisconsin's 8th Congressional District essential facts below. View Videos or join the Wisconsin's 8th Congressional District discussion. Add Wisconsin's 8th Congressional District to your PopFlock.com topic list for future reference or share this resource on social media.
Wisconsin's 8th Congressional District

Wisconsin's 8th congressional district
Wisconsin US Congressional District 8 (since 2013).tif
Wisconsin's 8th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Representative
Area9,740.44 sq mi (25,227.6 km2)
Distribution
  • 56.04% urban
  • 43.96% rural
Population (2019)735,079
Median household
income
$65,346[1]
Ethnicity
Cook PVIR+10[3]

Wisconsin's 8th congressional district is a congressional district of the United States House of Representatives in northeastern Wisconsin. It is currently represented by Mike Gallagher, a Republican. Gallagher won the open seat vacated by Reid Ribble in 2016. It is also one of two Congressional Districts to ever elect a Catholic priest, Robert John Cornell.

The 8th District has leaned Republican throughout its history; seven Democrats have represented it since its creation, but none have served more than two terms. It became more of a swing seat in the 1990s. In 2004, Republican George W. Bush won 55 percent of the vote in the district, while in 2008, Democrat Barack Obama received 53.6 percent of the vote. The last Democrat to represent the district was Steve Kagen from 2007 to 2011. Since Kagen lost in the 2010 election, the seat has been held by Republicans, who have consistently won it by double digit percent margins in each election to the seat since 2012, and won similarly in statewide elections. The only county in the current district to back the Democratic presidential candidate in the 2000, 2004 and 2016 elections was overwhelmingly Native American Menominee County, which has never voted Republican since its creation in 1960, and only Menominee and Door Counties voted Democratic in 2012.

Since the 1930 Census, the district has been centered upon Green Bay, Appleton and the Door Peninsula. Between the 1970 Census and the 2010 Census, the 8th moved north to encompass most counties bordering Michigan, but after 2010 it lost most of the border counties to the Seventh District, whilst gaining Calumet County.

Counties currently within the district include the entirety of Brown, Calumet, Door, Kewaunee, Marinette, Menominee, Oconto, Outagamie, Shawano, and Waupaca Counties, and part of Winnebago County.

Presidential Voting Results

Year Office Results
2000 President Bush 52% - 43%
2004 President Bush 55% - 44%
2008 President Obama 53% - 45%
2012 President Romney 51% - 48%
2016 President Trump 56% - 39%
2020 President Trump 57% - 41%

List of members representing the district

Member Party Years Cong
ress
Electoral history
District created March 4, 1873
Alexander S. McDill Republican March 4, 1873 -
March 3, 1875
43rd Elected in 1872.
Lost re-election.
GeorgeWCate.jpg
George W. Cate
Democratic March 4, 1875 -
March 3, 1877
44th Elected in 1874.
Lost re-election.
Thaddeus C. Pound - Brady-Handy.jpg
Thaddeus C. Pound
Republican March 4, 1877 -
March 3, 1883
45th
46th
47th
Elected in 1876.
Re-elected in 1878.
Re-elected in 1880.
Retired.
William T. Price (Wisconsin Congressman).jpg
William T. Price
Republican March 4, 1883 -
December 6, 1886
48th
49th
Elected in 1882.
Re-elected in 1884.
Died.
Vacant December 6, 1886 -
January 18, 1887
49th
Hugh H. Price (Wisconsin Congressman).jpg
Hugh H. Price
Republican January 18, 1887 -
March 3, 1887
Elected to finish his father's term.
Retired.
Nils Haugen, 1912.jpg
Nils P. Haugen
Republican March 4, 1887 -
March 3, 1893
50th
51st
52nd
Elected in 1886.
Re-elected in 1888.
Re-elected in 1890.
Redistricted to the 10th district.
LymanEBarnes.jpg
Lyman E. Barnes
Democratic March 4, 1893 -
March 3, 1895
53rd Elected in 1892.
Lost re-election.
Edward S. Minor.jpeg
Edward S. Minor
Republican March 4, 1895 -
March 3, 1903
54th
55th
56th
57th
Elected in 1894.
Re-elected in 1896.
Re-elected in 1898.
Re-elected in 1900.
Redistricted to the 9th district.
James H Davidson.jpg
James H. Davidson
Republican March 4, 1903 -
March 3, 1913
58th
59th
60th
61st
62nd
Redistricted from the 6th district and re-elected in 1902.
Re-elected in 1904.
Re-elected in 1906.
Re-elected in 1908.
Re-elected in 1910.
Lost re-election.
EdwardEBrowne.jpg
Edward E. Browne
Republican March 4, 1913 -
March 3, 1931
63rd
64th
65th
66th
67th
68th
69th
70th
71st
Elected in 1912.
Re-elected in 1914.
Re-elected in 1916.
Re-elected in 1918.
Re-elected in 1920.
Re-elected in 1922.
Re-elected in 1924.
Re-elected in 1926.
Re-elected in 1928.
Lost renomination.
GeraldJBoileau.jpg
Gerald J. Boileau
Republican March 4, 1931 -
March 3, 1933
72nd Elected in 1930.
Redistricted to the 7th district.
James F. Hughes (Wisconsin Congressman).jpg
James F. Hughes
Democratic March 4, 1933 -
January 3, 1935
73rd Elected in 1932.
Retired.
George J. Schneider.jpg
George J. Schneider
Progressive January 3, 1935 -
January 3, 1939
74th
75th
Elected in 1934.
Re-elected in 1936.
Lost re-election.
Joshua L. Johns.jpg
Joshua L. Johns
Republican January 3, 1939 -
January 3, 1943
76th
77th
Elected in 1938.
Re-elected in 1940.
Lost re-election.
Lavern Dilweg (Wisconsin Congressman).jpg
LaVern Dilweg
Democratic January 3, 1943 -
January 3, 1945
78th Elected in 1942.
Lost re-election.
JohnWByrnes.jpg
John W. Byrnes
Republican January 3, 1945 -
January 3, 1973
79th
80th
81st
82nd
83rd
84th
85th
86th
87th
88th
89th
90th
91st
92nd
Elected in 1944.
Re-elected in 1946.
Re-elected in 1948.
Re-elected in 1950.
Re-elected in 1952.
Re-elected in 1954.
Re-elected in 1956.
Re-elected in 1958.
Re-elected in 1960.
Re-elected in 1962.
Re-elected in 1964.
Re-elected in 1966.
Re-elected in 1968.
Re-elected in 1970.
Retired.
HVFroehlich.png
Harold Vernon Froehlich
Republican January 3, 1973 -
January 3, 1975
93rd Elected in 1972.
Lost re-election.
Robert John Cornell.jpg
Robert John Cornell
Democratic January 3, 1975 -
January 3, 1979
94th
95th
Elected in 1974.
Re-elected in 1976.
Lost re-election.
Toby Roth.jpg
Toby Roth
Republican January 3, 1979 -
January 3, 1997
96th
97th
98th
99th
100th
101st
102nd
103rd
104th
Elected in 1978.
Re-elected in 1980.
Re-elected in 1982.
Re-elected in 1984.
Re-elected in 1986.
Re-elected in 1988.
Re-elected in 1990.
Re-elected in 1992.
Re-elected in 1994.
Retired.
Jaywjohnson.gif
Jay W. Johnson
Democratic January 3, 1997 -
January 3, 1999
105th Elected in 1996.
Lost re-election.
MarkGreen.jpg
Mark Andrew Green
Republican January 3, 1999 -
January 3, 2007
106th
107th
108th
109th
Elected in 1998.
Re-elected in 2000.
Re-elected in 2002.
Re-elected in 2004.
Retired to run for Governor of Wisconsin.
Steve Kagen, official 110th Congress photo portrait, color.JPG
Steve Kagen
Democratic January 3, 2007 -
January 3, 2011
110th
111th
Elected in 2006.
Re-elected in 2008.
Lost re-election.
Reid Ribble, Official Portrait, 112th Congress 2.jpg
Reid Ribble
Republican January 3, 2011 -
January 3, 2017
112th
113th
114th
Elected in 2010.
Re-elected in 2012.
Re-elected in 2014.
Retired.
Mike Gallagher official portrait, 115th congress.jpg
Mike Gallagher
Republican January 3, 2017 -
present
115th
116th
117th
Elected in 2016.
Re-elected in 2018.
Re-elected in 2020.

Recent election results

2006

2006 Wisconsin's 8th congressional district election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Steve Kagen 141,570 50.90
Republican John Gard 135,622 48.76
Write-ins 943 0.34
Total votes 278,135 100.00
Democratic gain from Republican

2008

2008 Wisconsin's 8th congressional district election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Steve Kagen (Incumbent) 193,662 54.00
Republican John Gard 164,621 45.90
Write-ins 364 0.10
Total votes 358,647 100.00
Democratic hold

2010

2010 Wisconsin's 8th congressional district election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Reid Ribble 143,998 54.77
Democratic Steve Kagen (Incumbent) 118,646 45.12
Write-ins 294 0.11
Total votes 262,938 100.00
Republican gain from Democratic

2012

2012 Wisconsin 8th Congressional District
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Reid Ribble (Incumbent) 198,874 55.95
Democratic Jamie Wall 156,287 43.97
none Scattering 303 0.09
Total votes 355,464 100.0

2014

2014 Wisconsin's 8th congressional district election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Reid Ribble (Incumbent) 188,553 65.0
Democratic Ron Gruett 101,345 34.9
N/A Write-ins 150 0.1
Total votes 290,048 100.0
Republican hold

2016

On January 30, 2016, Reid Ribble announced he would retire at the end of his third term, opening the seat for the 2016 election.[4]

2016 Wisconsin's 8th congressional district election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mike Gallagher 227,892 62.6
Democratic Tom Nelson 135,682 37.3
Green Wendy Gribben (write-in) 16 0.0
Democratic Jerry Kobishop (write-in) 2 0.0
N/A Write-ins 188 0.1
Total votes 363,280 100.0
Republican hold

2018

2018 Wisconsin's 8th congressional district election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mike Gallagher (Incumbent) 209,410 63.7
Democratic Beau Liegeois 119,265 36.3
N/A Write-ins 99 0.0
Total votes 328,774 100.0
Republican hold

2020

Wisconsin's 8th congressional district, 2020[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mike Gallagher (incumbent) 268,173 64.2
Democratic Amanda Stuck 149,558 35.8
Write-in 107 0.0
Total votes 417,838 100.0
Republican hold

Historical district boundaries

2003 - 2013

See also

References

  1. ^ https://www.census.gov/mycd/?st=55&cd=08
  2. ^ https://censusreporter.org/profiles/50000US5508-congressional-district-8-wi/
  3. ^ "Introducing the 2021 Cook Political Report Partisan Voter Index". The Cook Political Report. April 15, 2021. Retrieved 2021.
  4. ^ McCardle, Elery (January 30, 2016). "U.S. Rep. Reid Ribble not seeking re-election". WBAY-TV, Green Bay, Wisconsin. Retrieved 2016.
  5. ^ "Canvass Results for 2020 General Election" (PDF). Wisconsin Elections Commission. Retrieved 2020.

External links

Coordinates: 44°49?53?N 87°56?13?W / 44.83139°N 87.93694°W / 44.83139; -87.93694


  This article uses material from the Wikipedia page available here. It is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.

Wisconsin's_8th_congressional_district
 



 



 
Music Scenes